Doctor frantically tried to revive Michael Jackson before paramedics arrived, 911 recording reveals [Updated]
Michael Jackson's personal doctor frantically administered CPR in an attempt to revive Jackson on Thursday before paramedics arrived, according to a 911 recording.
The recording quotes an unidentified man saying he needed "an ambulance as soon as possible" sent to the Holmby Hills home the pop star was renting.
"He's not breathing. He's not breathing," the man said. "We are trying to pump him."
The man told the 911 operator that Jackson was lying on a bed and that "his personal doctor" was trying to revive him.
-- Shelby Grad
[Updated at 12 p.m. To see a transcript of the 911 call compiled by City News Service, click the Read Full Story link:]
Caller: Yes sir, I need an ambulance as soon as possible, sir.
Dispatcher: OK, sir. Give us your address.
Caller: It’s 100 N. Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles, Calif., 90077
Dispatcher: You said Carolwood?
Caller: Carolwood Drive, yes.
Dispatcher: OK sir, what’s the phone number your calling from? (omitted)
Dispatcher: (inaudible) ... exactly what happened?
Caller: Uh, I have a, we have a gentleman here that needs help and he stopped breathing. He’s not breathing and we need to -- we’re trying to pump him but he’s not...
Dispatcher: OK, OK, how old is he?
Caller: He’s uh, 50 years old, sir.
Dispatcher: 50? OK. He’s unconscious? He’s not breathing?
Caller: Yes, he’s not breathing, sir.
Dispatcher: OK, and he’s not not conscious either?
Caller: He’s not conscious, sir.
Dispatcher: OK, all right. Do you have him, is he on the floor? Where is he at right now?
Caller: He’s on the bed sir, he’s on ...
Dispatcher: OK, let’s get him on the floor.
Dispatcher: OK, let’s get him down to the floor. I’m going to help you with CPR right now, OK?
Caller: We need ...
Dispatcher: We’re on our way there. We’re on our way. I’m going to do what I can to help you over the phone. We’re already on our way. Did anybody see him?
Caller: Yes, we have a personal doctor here with him sir.
Dispatcher: Oh, you have a doctor there?
Caller: Yes, but he’s not responding to anything. No, he’s not responding to CPR or anything.
Dispatcher: Oh, OK. Well, we’re on our way there. If your guy’s doing CPR, or instructed by a doctor he’s a higher authority than me and he’s there on scene. Did anybody witness what happened?
Caller: Uh, no, just the doctor sir. The doctor’s been the only one here.
Dispatcher: OK, so did the doctor see what happened?
Caller: Um, doctor did you see what happened? (inaudible) He’s just, um, if you can please ...
Dispatcher: We’re on our way. We’re on our way. I’m just passing these questions onto my, our paramedics. They’re on their way there, sir.
Caller: Thank you. He’s pumping. He’s pumping his chest, but he’s not responding to anything sir, please.
Dispatcher: OK, OK. We’re on our way. We’re less than a mile away. We’ll be there shortly.
Caller: Thank you, sir, thank you.
Dispatcher: OK sir, call us back if you need any help.
[Updated at 12:48 p.m.: An earlier version of this report said that the 911 tape was obtained by TMZ.com. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said the tape was released to all media organizations at the same time.]
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